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Church of the Cosmic Skull 🌈
Finally, a Cult Worth Joining...
My current obsession is CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL, a 7-piece rock band from Nottingham, England that puts the ABBA in BLACK SABBATH. They may also be a cult, but more on that in a bit.
Blending progressive pop and psychedelic rock, CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL music is characterized by rich vocal harmonies, catchy melodies, vintage keyboard tones, swirling organ sounds, and intricate guitar work. Imagine DEEP PURPLE and PINK FLOYD formed a supergroup to play the Summerisle May Day Celebration from THE WICKER MAN.
One of the defining aspects of CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL is their lyrical content, which explores philosophical and spiritual themes and promotes love, compassion, and inner peace. Their music revolves around a concept known as "the Cosmic Skull," a symbol of unity, transcendence, and the pursuit of enlightenment.
Here’s what their beautifully designed website has to say about the church’s mission:
As the real world turns to a desert of ash and rust, a light appears on the horizon. From above the clouds comes a path to the Cosmic Compound. The Gate is open to all who observe the 7 Objects…
Recognize the Hallucinatory Nature of Reality
Investigate All Aspects of the Reality-Hallucination
Receive All Phenomena with Equanimity
Celebrate and Uphold the Freedom of Art, Science, and Thought
Meet Mistakes with Forgiveness and Determination
Do What You Want, With Love in Your Heart
Maintain Focus on the Unity of All Living Things
COSMIC SKULL’s debut album, IS SATAN REAL?, was released in 2016. Since then, the band has released SCIENCE FICTION (2018), EVERYBODY’S GOING TO DIE (2019), and THERE IS NO TIME (2022), all of which are available on Spotify and Apple Music.
The band is also known for their fantastic music videos, which you can check out below!